ERIC Number: EJ602682
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Beleaguered "Pygmalion": A History of the Controversy over Claims That Teacher Expectancy Raises Intelligence.
Spitz, Herman H.
Intelligence, v27 n3 p199-234 1999
Reviews the claim, endorsed by many psychologists and educators, that raising teachers' expectations of their students' potential will raise student intelligence. Reviews the original study by R. Rosenthal and L. Jacobsen (1968) and the controversy that followed and discusses the consequences for educational policy and practice. (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Note: Commentary on "Pygmalion in the Classroom" by R. Rosenthal and L. Jacobsen, New York: Holt, Rhinehart, & Winston, 1968.